We have decided to ban DUP from the forums indefinitely. This was not an easy decision. It follows two previous bans -- the first was a one-month penalty, while the second lasted three months. While we admire DUP's passion, all too often his contributions resulted in negative distractions, the deterioration of threads, and the loss of members.
Whether DUP's viewpoints were right or wrong is an irrelevant consideration. The fact remains that his contributions here have been harmful to the growth of our forum. For that reason alone, we have banned him.